Chinese Crocodile Lizard
Chinese Crocodile Lizard: Shinisaurus crocodilurus
Distribution and Habitat
Throughout parts of China and Vietnam.
Pools of shallow slow moving water covered by vines and vegetation.
Varies in color greatly, but has two distinct enlarged ridges of scales running down to the ends of their tail.
Known to many as “lizard of great sleepiness” due to its lengthy and frequent “metabolic pauses.”